We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
I’d say that fits us Pitt fans pretty damn well. And it is what we do so well.
When we lose a game there is next week’s match. Have a poor season and there is always next year. Lose a coach – the next one will be even better. Lose an AD… well, you get the drift.
What keeps us sane with those multiple expectations we have is the humble nature of people who care about and follow Pitt football. Yes, that is what I said.
We truly are a humble community and I’d say a group of like-minded people who are also pretty well grounded with those expectations.
Which brings us to the today’s 3:30 game against ACC conference leading Clemson and their lofty #2 national ranking. We Pitt fans know we are going to lose this game. Hell, even the Pitt fans who couldn’t bring themselves to formally pick Pitt to lose chose Pitt to win with a caveat.
They did so with an explanation on why they had to do so even thought they are pretty sure we’ll see a “L” in that bad column tomorrow.
And this why I love you gals and guys and why I do what I do on here. Whether we come out of the locker room and lay an egg or whether we see our kids pull another 13-9 again we’ll still love and follow Pitt football.
Is that a curse on us from some unseen demon from the underworld or is it just the way it is? Maybe because we are so great in all the other aspects of our lives some Supreme Being takes one little part of our big hearts and stomps on it with glee on a regular basis.
I really don’t know – You tell me…